Cantrell, a poultry processing equipment sales and service company based in Gainesville, Ga., has developed a Cut-Up Line Shoulder Skinner that makes deboning easier. Cantrell’s new shoulder skinner works equally well on flex and rigid lines.

"Our new Shoulder Skinner, which was developed specifically for cut-up lines, exposes the shoulder for easier deboning," said Dane Woods, Cantrell’s General Manager of Sales/Service/Engineering.

The Cantrell Shoulder Skinner uses the peeler roller system to remove skin from the neck and shoulder area of eviscerated birds. A newly designed frame, which provides better roller support, combined with a 2-hp drive creates a better skinning application.

The Shoulder Skinner is available in both right-hand and left-hand stainless steel units and for different styles of overhead conveyor systems. Cantrell has improved the pivoted-mounting bracket for better support and easier adjustment, which allows the bracket to move vertically, horizontally, and radially for a more precise skinning process.

Shields on the skinner are designed to allow access, eliminating the need to remove, store, and re-install shields during the clean-up process.

Cantrell leads the way in creating and supplying innovative solutions in the poultry industry to customers worldwide. With experienced and dedicated staff, the ultimate goal of Cantrell is to provide the best products, parts, and service available to poultry processors around the globe. For more information, please contact Cantrell at 800-922-1232, 770-536-3611, or visit the website at